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Old 07-16-2015, 08:36 PM   #15
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Very interesting discussion. I used a 50 watt panel for a wind deflector for my air conditioner and another 350 watts of panel to shade the top of our trailer with enough clearance to allow the fantastic fan lid in the open position.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:55 PM   #16
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Very interesting discussion. I used a 50 watt panel for a wind deflector for my air conditioner and another 350 watts of panel to shade the top of our trailer with enough clearance to allow the fantastic fan lid in the open position.
400 watts Larry, that sounds great. Like the shade idea too. Any pics?

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400 watts on the roof

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Thanks Larry. Looks like you can get a steady charge thru the whole day as the sun moves across the sky, especially if you point the tongue South as it appears in the pictures. Congrats.

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The up front cost was around $1000 but at $30 a night it doesn't take long to pay back. I never even think about compass orientation and we have done 48 nights without hook ups and the dual 6 volt batteries are always ready for what we want to do. I use more electricity than most boondockers with all the lights and accessories I have added but we are as comfortable with or without hook ups except when it is over 85 degrees - then I have to fire up the Honda to run the air conditioner. We just follow the ideal weather conditions and enjoy where it takes us.
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